North Cascades National Park's alpine landscape includes jagged peaks, glaciers, waterways, and forested valleys. Visitors enjoy hiking and snow sports.
Established as a national park in 1968, the North Cascades mountain range has long been known as the North American Alps. Characterized by rugged beauty, this steep mountain range is filled with jagged peaks, deep valleys, cascading waterfalls and glaciers. North Cascades National Park Service Complex contains the heart of this mountainous region in three park units which are all managed as one and include North Cascades National Park, Ross Lake and Lake Chelan National Recreation Areas.